Friday, August 8, 2014

Life's Full of Little Mysteries - part 3

I sometimes ponder life's little mysteries as I go about my daily tasks.  I’ve realized the readers of my blog may know the answers to my questions.  I'm hoping someone can help me solve these mysteries.

In past weeks I used this blog to ask my questions about the puzzling topic of laundry and grocery shopping. Today, my questions all relate to food.  

Have you ever wondered about these questions like I do:

1. Why does corn taste best when it is eaten right off of the cob?
It doesn't seem like summer without corn-on-the-cob!

2. How does it really matter to the starving children from other parts of the world - the ones all parents tell their children about - whether or not a person decides not to eat all the food on his/her plate?

3. Why do people put nearly empty containers back in the fridge - or leave just a small morsel of food in a pan - instead of just finishing the contents? (I suspect it has something to do with empty containers needing to be washed or rinsed ... ?)
Image: Are there practically empty containers in your fridge, also?

4. Why do the most fattening things always seem to taste the best?

5. Why do we always feel the most thirsty when there is nothing available to drink?
Dry as the desert!

My cat posed for photos that were published in the last two parts of this series.  He is much to lazy today to even consider helping out - but I took a photo of him anyway.

A lazy cat!
I'm sure he is pondering the mystery of why we don't feed him more food!


You may not think these questions are so mysterious  - but I wonder about them all the time.

I will look forward to your answers for any of these questions!

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18 comments :

  1. Corn doesn't necessarily taste 'better' directly off the cob....it's just that we love the butter running down our chins and a very primitive part of us still likes to eat with our hands.

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    1. Here's another mystery for you.....why does your nose start to itch the minute you are up to your elbows in dish water?

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    2. Agreed ... especially about the butter!

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    3. My nose was itching washing dishes yesterday, now that you mention it Delores!

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  2. I am certain that the people who put containers with a bare dribble left in them back in the fridge are avoiding the washing up.
    The 'starving children in Africa' moral blackmail ploy didn't work in our house. My brothers said early that they would happily use their pocket money to post the offending item to where it would be appreciated.

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    1. Can you imagine how appealing that food would have been by the time it arrived? :)

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    2. We didn't think it had any appeal when it was first served...

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  3. #3--I agree with you. The reason why a certain member of my family always puts almost-empty bottles back in the refrigerator is that he doesn't want to wash them himself.
    #4-- I have asked myself exactly the same question many times. Maybe, we instinctively love the kinds of food that would enable us to survive in case of famine. I have a feeling that we are biologically attracted to fattening food.

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    1. So - our instincts lead us to be both lazy and overweight!

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  4. My boys are constantly leaving boxes and containers with a tiny bit of food in them. I know it's because they're too lazy to clean them or throw them away :). I agree - I talk myself into being thirsty when there's nothing to drink! You cat is so beautiful - and such a good sport about having his picture taken!

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    1. Most people would not describe my cat as a "good sport" - but he is vain enough to like having his photo taken, I think!

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  5. Empty containers sound very familiar! Whoever puts them back is definitely passing off the responsibility of cleaning them up! :)

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    1. I was on to this trick though - because I remember doing the same thing as a kid!

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  6. the tastiest foods make us fattest - so true

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  7. I corn tastes better on the cob because you get to hold it as you eat and if you actually have those corn on the cob holders - watch out it's a party - then again it can be the butter too.
    we don't use starving children in our household so I can't answer that one
    the empty containers is they don't want to throw it out or wash or finish it either
    my kids are always dying of thirst at bedtime ...why I do not know they just finished brushing their teeth. :)

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    1. Perhaps your kids are thirsty at bedtime because it is a way of stalling the process of going to bed, Marisa?

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